Eating Disorders are always shocking when a family is impacted; one of the first actions you must take is conducting research. It is essential to; speak to professionals, read informative and accurate articles, books, and studies, and contact national organizations who support eating disorder initiatives. Then you must continue to educate yourself, your family, loved ones, and friends, it may involve informing schools and other individuals who need to be aware. We highly recommend continuing to do research and connect with resources, recovery and support groups and organizations. This list is designed to suggest books and resources that we believe will provide information for you, your family and anyone impacted. The list is broken into categories to be helpful, but is not definitive. There are many books published on this issue however, some are better than others.

Tamie Beeman-Gangloff, M.A.
Therapist and Recovery Coach is a recovered professional that is here to walk with you to heal your eating disorder, addiction and help you transition to a new phase of your life. 

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Parents, Family & Loved Ones

Throwing Starfish Across the Sea, Charlotte Bevan & Laura Collins Lyster-Mensh. A must read for every parent.

Eating Disorders: A guide to Medical Care and Complications, by Philip Mehler, M.D. and Arnold E. Anderson, M.D. (All medical professionals should read this book)

Almost Anorexic, by Jenni Schaefer

The Big Disconnect, by Catherine Steiner-Adair, Ed D with Teresa H. Barker

Eating in the Light of the Moon, Anita A. Johnson Ph D.

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, Carolyn Costin, Gwen Schubert Grabb

Healing the Hungry Heart, by Joanna Poppink

Out of the Depths, by Judy Roberts

Riptide, by Barbara Hule-Seubert (local author)

Unbearable Lightness, by Portia DeRossi

In Recovery

Mirror Mirror, online education and support for those with eating disorders

The Easing Disorder Sourcebook, by Carolyn Costin

8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, by Carolyn Costin, Gwen Schubert Grabb

Life Without Ed, by Jenni Schaefer

Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder, by Johanna S. Kandel

Restoring our Bodies, Reclaiming our Lives, by Aimee Liu

The Rules of “Normal” Eating, by Karen R Koenig

The Geography of Bliss, by Eric Weiner

Hunger Speaks, by Carolyn Jennings (poems)

Feeding the Hungry Heart, by Geneen Roth

Goodby ED, Hello Me, by Jenni Schaefer

Eating Disorders On the Wire; Music and Metaphor as Pathways to Recover, by Jenn Friedman

Women Food and God; an Unexpected Path to Almost Everything, by Geneen Roth

Healing the Hungry Heart, by Joanna Poppink

Your Dieting Daughter, is she Starving for Attention, Carolyn Costin

Healing the Body, Mind and Spirit, Carolyn Coker Ross, Md Mph


Positive Thinking, by Wally Amos

Dream Big, Stay Positive and Believe in Yourself, by Patricia Wayant

Words Every Woman Should Remember, by Patricia Wayant

For you, Just Because You’re Very Special to Me,, by Douglas Pagels

Keep Believing in Yourself and Your Dreams, Blue Mountain Arts

Brave Girl Eating, by Harriett Brown

50 Ways to Soothe Yourself without Food by Susan Albers, PSY.D. Time for Joy by Ruth Fishel (Daily Affirmations)

Inner Harvest, (Daily Meditations for Recover from Eating Disorders) Hazelden Meditations

Eating in the Light of the Moon, by Anita Johnston, Ph. D. (how women can transform their relationships with food through myths, metaphors & storytelling)